maandag 27 februari 2012

Towtruck – Smoke


Towtruck – Smoke
Self released – 2009
Rock, Stoner
Rated: ***


Hellevoetsluis is known for a couple of weird ass punk bands and an incredible spot to do some kitesurfing. But it has also spawned a heavy stoner company you can call whenever you are in trouble called Towtruck. Founded in 2006 and formed by members of a truckload of other rock efforts, the guys immediately got to work on their own material. Their five track EP Smoke was recorded in 2008 and released the following year. The record is mostly filled with mean melodic and rude stoner that reminds of other Dutchies like Celestial Season and 7Zuma7. But also of more groovy stuff like Fu Manchu. Although the middle effort Hoax Pocus is situated more in the old school doom field. Since the release however the drummer and singer left and were replaced by new faces. At the end of 2011 we were informed that new tracks were finished and that they only needed a little studio time to get them on tape. And apparently January 2012 was selected to enter said studio. Let’s hope they’ll be able to release their stuff soon; cause we could use a good tow!

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